UPDATE: BELL PEPPERS

November 2, 2021

New green bell pepper production is starting in Florida and Coachella, California. Markon First Crop and Markon Essentials Green and Red Bell Peppers are available.

Green Bells

  • California’s coastal area of Hollister is winding down
  • The Coachella region is underway
    • Volume is moderate
    • All sizes are available; extra-large stocks are snug
    • Quality is good
  • Cool autumn weather is impeding growth in Georgia; supplies are expected to run through November
    • Overall quality is good
    • The South Florida crown pick harvest has begun; large sizes are most plentiful
  • Mexico’s Sonora region (crossing in Nogales, Arizona) is expected to start production in mid-November; the Culiacan region will begin begin shipping in late November
  • Prices are expected to remain firm until the Mexican season starts

Red Bells

  • California is currently the main growing region for North America; expect the transition from central/coastal regions to Coachella during the latter part of November
    • Cool weather and previous rain is reducing plant yields/size
    • Quality is good
  • Sonora, Mexico is expected to start in mid-December barring any severe weather; Culiacan region will being late December
  • East Coast volume is low
  • Reduced seasonal sunlight is quickly ending greenhouse production in Canada
  • Prices are expected to remain elevated over the next two to three weeks

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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